River Bluff High School’s Gator Nation Donation Supports Students in Need
July 10, 2020, LEXINGTON, S.C. — The River Bluff High School Gator Nation Booster Club held a golf tournament fundraiser and donated half of the proceeds to the Lexington One Educational Foundation in an effort to assist students in need. RBHS Gator Nation’s first Swamp Classic Golf Tournament was held at Golden Hills Golf & Country Club on June 22 and attracted a large group of eager and supportive golfers.
Foundation Executive Director Julie Anderson Washburn attended, along with Foundation Board Chair Rosemary Wilson and Vice Chair Chris Rice. All greeted golfers as they played and shared information with them about the foundation’s mission.
RBHS Gator Nation then presented a $5,561.20 check to the Educational Foundation on July 8 to support the Caring Heart Fund. This generous donation will assist Lexington District One families in need in a variety of ways. Most importantly, district social workers will use the gift to purchase groceries for families who are struggling to support themselves, as the need has increased as more families have been negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
RBHS Gator Nation leaders who presented the gift included Vice President Walter Hutto, RBHS Athletics Director/Head Football Coach Blair Hardin, and Gator Nation President LaMyron Jenkins.
Julie Washburn stated, “We are extremely thankful to the leaders of Gator Nation and River Bluff High School for this most generous donation to help our students and their families who are struggling. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues,
we anticipate needs to increase. Gifts like this one are so important in enabling the Lexington One Educational Foundation to assist to Lexington One families in crisis.”
To learn more about the Foundation’s efforts, please contact us (803-821-1008) and visit our website: www.lexington1.net/educationalfoundation.